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how long can you live with stage 4 ovarian cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Be honest.: It's important to be honest with them. Cancer is understandably a shocking and emotionally taxing thing for everyone involved, so keeping everyone on ... Read More
Dr. Jasmin Darling
40 years experience General Practice
Depends on their age: Cancer is a difficult subject for most people, patients and loved ones alike. The age (maturity) of one's children determines what and how much to te ... Read More
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the age: Depending on the age you let them know mommy is sick. You may consider who and where you are going to tell them, as you will need a great deal of supp ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
What is nutrian?: Need more info.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not sure what: nutrian is. Do you mean nutrition? If so, then no, nutritional changes will not be effective as a primary treatment, although proper nutrition is al ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Anybody who tells you that a magic diet will stop your cancer is preying on your vulnerability. When it fails, they will blame you. "You ate GMO food" ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Some response: If therapies are changed we look at the ca125 levels to guide the choice of chemotherapy. This would be compatible with a temporary response to type o ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
CA 125: The most important prognostic factor in women with ovarian cancer is the extent and completeness of the initial debulking surgery before chemotherapy. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unfortunately, low: Stage IV ovarian cancer unfortunately has a very low survival rate. The five year survival rate for this stage is around 11%.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to say: If your ca-125 was very elevated to start with, and it's staying the same, that means the ovarian cancer cells aren't growing, which is good! of cour ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: I'm so sorry about your mom. Ovarian cancer is different from cervical cancer. You probably don't need a hysterectomy for your cervix, but please le ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Your oncologist needs a better outlook on things...Although the treatment is similar for most stage 3 and 4 ovarian cancers, the statistics are better ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : The stage does not change technically after the initial diagnosis. You would be a stage 3c with metastic disease.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not long: There is no specific amount of days or weeks for survival, however Stage 4 indicates that the Ovarian Cancer has metastasized (spread) to distant part ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treate ... Read More

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